What would your clients and colleagues say is your therapist superpower?
My clients and colleagues would say that my therapist superpower is giving the client space to feel as if they are the most important person in the room during sessions and providing tools to allow for that space when they leave session.
What is one thing that you have learned through your own therapy?
One thing I have learned through my own therapy is that we can only continue to work on what we are comfortable sharing. The truth can really assist with beginning the healing process.
How have your personal experiences helped your work with your clients?
My personal experiences have helped my work with my own clients by being transparent and acknowledging that everyone has something to work on at some point in their life.
What does a typical session with you look like?
A typical session with me looks like whatever the client feels comfortable with. Meeting the client where they are at and being real is key for me to building rapport.
If you hadn’t become a therapist, what profession would you have chosen and why?
If I hadn’t become a therapist, the profession I would have chosen would be working for the FBI as a behavioral analyst/investigator. Everyone has a story and it feels like even in therapy, we are doing investigative work to get to the core and root of things in order to learn the appropriate coping skills.
Angelica Coronado is supervised by Dr. Melanie Gonzalez, PsyD, LMFT (License #116208)
Short Term (Solution-focused, etc.)
Ideal for those who are coming in with a specific problem they’d like to address and gain clarity on. Typically, short term therapies are present focused and do not dive deep into your past.
Structured therapies are goal and progress oriented. Therapists may incorporate psychoeducation and a specific “curriculum.” In order to stay on track, therapists may provide worksheets and homework.
Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic, Existential, etc.)
Exploring the past and making connections to present issues can help clients gain insight. Getting to the root of the issue and finding deeper self-awareness can help with long-term change.
Non-directive (Humanistic, Person-centered, etc.)
Going with the flow and seeing where it leads.
Behavioral (CBT, DBT, etc.)
Focuses on changing potentially unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors by addressing problematic thought patterns and specific providing coping skills.
Trauma Focused (EMDR, TF-CBT, etc.)
Recognizing the connection between trauma experiences and your emotional and behavioral responses, trauma focused therapy seeks to help you heal from traumas.